Following the postponement of the Brighouse Rangers fixture a fortnight ago, the Cougars Reserves will open their 2018 programme with the visit of St Helens based amateur outfit Haresfinch.
The pre-season friendly takes place at Cougar Park this Wednesday (24th January) evening with a 7:45pm kick-off. Admission for this fixture is £3 for Adults and Concessions with Juniors admission being just £1.
This is the first of three scheduled friendlies for the reserves with Super League pair Huddersfield Giants (31st January) and Wigan Warriors (21st February) also due to visit Cougar Park in the lead up to the new season.
Reserves Head Coach Scott Lindsey has named a 20 man squad to face Haresfinch, which includes 8 debutants joining 12 players the club has retained from the 2017 season.
Luke Barnes, Cain Crotty, Miles Darwin, Ethan Egerton-Sharp, Ben Jackson, Joshua Murray, Jay Panter and Harry Williams are all new to Cougar Park for 2018 and will all don the Red, White and Green for the first time against Haresfinch this Wednesday evening.
Calvin Barker and Scotland Students International Luke Walters will both feature after a pre-season which saw the pair invited to train with the first team by Head Coach Craig Lingard.
Jak Adams, Jack Brown, Bradley Clarkson, George Kinnaird, Aaron Harlow-Stephenson, Aaron Levy, Keenan McConville, Aaron Nowell, Joshua Smith and Callum Smithson also return from last season’s squad for this season.
The Reserves Championship fixture list will be released in due course with the Cougars joined by Bradford, Halifax, Leigh, Wakefield and Wigan in this season’s league campaign.
RESERVES SQUAD TO FACE HARESFINCH: